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You can't really tell anything by those pictures. I don't like that trackback drop bracket, even welded in place.
maybe theses pictures are better?? I'm not a fan of that RC bracket either. I'm going to replace my steering box next and really dive into getting this straightened out. Maybe install a stock size pitman arm and loose that bracket, since I now have the adjustable track bar. Does this sound right??

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post #17 of 84 Old 02-13-2014, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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maybe theses pictures are better?? I'm not a fan of that RC bracket either. I'm going to replace my steering box next and really dive into getting this straightened out. Maybe install a stock size pitman arm and loose that bracket, since I now have the adjustable track bar. Does this sound right??
. Sorry forgot the pics.

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If I'm not mistaken, it looks like your TB is adjusted too short. The TB and draglink should be parallel to each other, also if you look at your passenger side spring it's bowed in towards the driver side of your Jeep.

If you can, cut off the welded drop bracket and lengthen that TB. However, take my diagnosis with a grain of salt, I'm sure some of the more knowledgeable members will chime in.

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It is what Jeeples has stated.
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Zoom out some more. Get string and show pivot point to pivot point of trackbar and draglink. The lengths are not going to be equal no matter what you do (absent major fabrication), but you should be able to get a fair look at whether they are parallel.

That kit comes with both of those pieces (dpa, tb drop) designed to work together, so if you remove both, your angles will likely be the same as you have now.

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When I look at your track bar and look at RCs installation instructions I am lead to believe that your track bar is on backwards and upside down. IF that is an RC track bar. I could be wrong but check it out, the link is to an instructions pdf.

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When I look at your track bar and look at RCs installation instructions I am lead to believe that your track bar is on backwards and upside down. IF that is an RC track bar. I could be wrong but check it out, the link is to an instructions pdf. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...61190604,d.aWM
Son of a *****. I think you're right. Wtf. It's been like that awhile. Totally embarrassed.
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Zoom out some more. Get string and show pivot point to pivot point of trackbar and draglink. The lengths are not going to be equal no matter what you do (absent major fabrication), but you should be able to get a fair look at whether they are parallel. That kit comes with both of those pieces (dpa, tb drop) designed to work together, so if you remove both, your angles will likely be the same as you have now.
. To dark to do that now. But I believe the kit comes with the dpa and drop bracket so you can use your stock trackbar.
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Son of a *****. I think you're right. Wtf. It's been like that awhile. Totally embarrassed.
X2 o. The tb being installed upside down. The adjuster is supposed to be near the pitman arm. Would be a pain in the @as to adjust it that close to the draglink. At least that's how I mounted my Currie tb.
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yep, your TB is in backwards.
Problem at 4 in + without either a TB/Pitman drop or OTK steering is the draglink angles get pretty severe.
If you don't want to do the OTK, you might consider the IRO TB bracket which spans both frame rails and is much stiffer than the RC bracket.

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Ok so it's a beautiful day here in south Florida, so I flipped the track bar to the right way. Thank you for all of you that pointed out my stoopid mistake. Freshened everything up down below alittle bit. But as for the angles of the track bar and the drag link they still seem off.

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I tightened the shyte out of the track bar hardware also. Gonna give my local gnarly bump a try tomorrow.
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Any thoughts on removing the RC transfer case drop kit that's on there now while installing the IRO brackets. I've had a slight vibe since I put the kit on 2years ago. It looks like the brackets will add another eighth of an inch to the drop. I'm not really sure how the long arms out a little further and RC drop spacers will affect it, if any.
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i jsut put a 4 inch lift on mine from RC and did not install the drop brackets and so far so good.

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Just removed my TC drop after having it on there for the past 9 months and didn't notice any difference at all. (4" lift)

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Any thoughts on removing the RC transfer case drop kit that's on there now while installing the IRO brackets. I've had a slight vibe since I put the kit on 2years ago. It looks like the brackets will add another eighth of an inch to the drop. I'm not really sure how the long arms out a little further and RC drop spacers will affect it, if any.
IRO includes a pair of aluminum cross member drop spacers in their 4" and 6.5" kit. At 4" I did not use them. But at 6.5" you may have to use either the IRO or RC X member drops. IF your IRO caster/pinion angle bracket runs out of adjustment before you can adjust out front driveline vibration. Personally I would leave them out to see if you can get by without them. You could always put them back in as a last resort if you have vibrations.
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